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Speaker Nancy Pelosi Visits YWLA

Fort Worth, TX- Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) welcomed U.S Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, to take part in a student-only discussion led by YWLA principal Tamara Albury, highlighting the school’s success in inspiring and nurturing young diverse female leaders within the community, Monday, March 4.pelosi

Speaker Pelosi, noting that this is Women’s History Month, encouraged YWLA’s students to be true to themselves by understanding the importance of education.

“You have to work really hard, study really hard … so that you have all the options in the world,” she said.  “The key to everything … is education.”

Speaker Pelosi urged the young women to have mental toughness and be courageous in the face of adversity.

 “Know yourself. Know your power. Be Yourself,” she said.

During the visit, Speaker Pelosi took questions from students and met with members of the YWLA robotics team, The Dork Side.

Students lined the hall leading to the school cafeteria with signs greeting the Speaker and Congressman Veasey to campus.

YWLA presented Speaker Pelosi with a button designed by its graphic design students that read: “A Gem’s place is in the House and the Senate.”   As a thank you, students also presented Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Veasey with a framed copy of the graphic and a framed photo of YWLA students. 

Watch the full broadcast of Speaker Pelosi’s visit to YWLA here and view photos here.  

With a focus on empowering young women in math, science, and technology, YWLA, Fort Worth ISD’s first and only single-gender school for girls, prepares students with the academic and leadership skills they need to distinguish themselves as they aim to pursue higher education and careers in STEM fields. To learn more about YWLA, visit


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